The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ottawa (1819)


Year of Build:
1819
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hawkesbury, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
How:
Abandoned
History

Approx. 70x20x6 Owned by A. Allison et al. Built by Bruce, Hawkesbury Ont. 1819. Engine by J. Lough, "Montreal Air Furnace". Very unsuccessful, ran only one season (1820). To be sold 31/07/22 "as she now lies at Lachine sunk in four feet of water" (Montreal "Gazette"). Wreck placed at entrance to Lachine Canal "at one side of the entrance as a sort of wharf", knocked by ice into the canal spring 1827 and had to be removed as a menace to navigation.

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Ottawa (1819)